aVLLM0522p Medical Microbiology II - lecture

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
MUDr. Lenka Černohorská, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. MUDr. Filip Růžička, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. MUDr. Vladana Woznicová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Milada Dvořáčková, Ph.D., MBA (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Monika Dvořáková Heroldová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Veronika Holá, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ing. Veronika Korecká (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Dominika Polaštík Kleknerová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Katarína Rebrošová (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Alena Siváková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lukáš Vacek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
MUDr. Ondřej Zahradníček (seminar tutor)
Iva Holešovská (assistant)
Martina Ondříková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. MUDr. Filip Růžička, Ph.D.
Department of Microbiology – Institutions shared with St. Anne's Faculty Hospital – Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: MUDr. Ondřej Zahradníček
Supplier department: Department of Microbiology – Institutions shared with St. Anne's Faculty Hospital – Faculty of Medicine
aVLLM0421c Med.Microbiol. I - prac. && aVLBC0422p Biochemistry II - lecture
Students are supposed to understand topics of first term (subject VLLM0421p).
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the subject is to acquaint students with the basics of diagnostic and therapeutic approach in the most typical microbial diseases. This basic knowledge will then be broadened in clinical subjects (especially Infectology).
Those interested in deeper knowledge in antibiotic problematic and clinical microbiology may later register to the subject VSAT081 (Basics of antimicrobial therapy)
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course student
* defines microbial findings in different localisations
* defines the difference between common microbial flora, temporary findings, contaminants and pathogens in various localisations
* records infections that are rare and the rather common ones
* defines basics of diagnostic and therapeutic approach in the most typical microbial disease; here, basis is only supposed, more enlargement is supposed in other subjects, namely Infectology

Namely student defines normal flora (if it does exist)/transitory findings/contaminants/pathogens in
* individual parts of upper and lower respiratory ways, lungs and middle ear
* different parts of gastroitestinal tract, livers, bile bladder and pancreas
* individual parts of uropoetic system
* individual parts of reproductive system
* individual parts of central and peripherial neural system
* bloodstream, bones, muscles and different tissuess
* skin, eyes, extarnal ear

Student also describes specific problems of microbial infections
* during pregnancy and delivery and during first days after delivery
* in hospitalized, especially immunocompromised persons (healthcare associated infections)
Student also composes the basic facts in in
* problematics of biofilm detection (including testing of effectivity of antibiotics to biofilm)
* basic processi of clinical microbiology (indication, sampling, material transport, specimen processing, result releasing, result interpretation)
  • The syllabus of knowledge from both terms (VLLM0421p, VLLM0521p) is uploaded in the Study materials in pdf format: https://is.muni.cz/auth/el/med/jaro2022/aVLLM0421p/um/2022_Syllabus_of_Medical_Microbiology.pdf Particular lectures for VLLM0521p: 1. Agents of respiratory infections I
  • 2. Agents of respiratory infections II
  • 3. Agents of digestive infections I
  • 4. Agents of digestive infections II
  • 5. Agents of neuroinfections
  • 6. Agents of UTI
  • 7. Agents of classical venereal diseases
  • 8. Agents of other STDs
  • 9. Agents of wound infections
  • 10. Agents of skin infections
  • 11. Agents of septicaemiae I
  • 12. Agents of septicaemiae II
  • 13. Agents of congenital and neonatal infections
  • 14. Agents of healthcare associated infections
    required literature
  • Medical microbiology : a guide to microbial infections : pathogenesis, immunity, laboratory diagnosis and control. Edited by David Greenwood. 18th ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone, 2012, xvi, 778. ISBN 9780702040900. info
    recommended literature
  • Mims' medical microbiology. Edited by Richard V. Goering - Cedric A. Mims. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier, 2008, xi, 656. ISBN 9780808923725. info
  • MURRAY, Patrick R., Ken S. ROSENTHAL and George S., et al. KOBAYASHI. Medical microbiology. 6th ed. St. Louis: Mosby, 2008, 960 pp. ISBN 0-323-05470-6. info
  • BJARNSHOLT, Thomas, Claus MOSER and Niels HØIBY. Biofilm Infections. Springer, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4419-6084-9. e-book info
  • Book No 1 + lectures + all materials from practical sessions are basic for the examination. Other books are recommended
Teaching methods
self-study for the final exam
Assessment methods
Attendance at lectures is not checked, but is recommended.
The subject is finished by the exam that has three parts. A student that is not successful at any of the parts does not continue to other parts. The exception is a student coming to his/her last resit. Such student always absolves all three parts, and a co-examiner is present at the third part.
(1) Written admission test consists of 20 questions, mostly "single best answer" type, partially also filling in missing word or other type questions. Students having at least 14 correct answers are considered having successfully done this part. Students coming to a resit term and having the test successfully completed in one of previous attempts do not have to redo the test again.
(2) Practical examination means doing a task picked by a student, or given to him by a teacher. Students coming for a resit term do not have to absolve the practical part repeatedly if they have got value "A" or "B" at one of previous attempts. Elaborating of a written protocol from the practical part may be requested.
(3) Theoretical part means that student picks one question for each of three groups of questions. The total number of questions is approximately 180. The student elaborates the questions in written form, signs them and gives them to the teacher. The teacher asks additional questions to them orally. After that, the student is evaluated.
Warning 1: At any part of the exam the student may be told to show his/her protocols from practical sessions. The quality of the protocols may be taken into account at the final evaluation.
Warning 2: Skipping the test and/or the practical part cannot be done in case of students coming again for their regular exam term in a repeatedly registered subject.
Note: Student that failed at part (1) and (2) and feel disadvantaged may appeal to the head-examiner during next 60 minutes.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on completion of the course: Zkušební otázky budou uveřejněny ve Studijních materiálech předmětu
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 15.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses

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Teacher's information
E-mail and phone contact:
Prof. Filip Růžička, MD, PhD: fruzic@fnusa.cz, phone: 543 183 090 (head)
Ass. prof. Vladana Woznicová, MD, PhD: woznic@med.muni.cz
Secretary: Martina Ondříková, phone no: +420 543 183 091
Ondřej Zahradníček, MD: zahradnicek@fnusa.cz (contact person), phone no: +420 543 183 113
Veronika Holá, Ing, PhD: veronika.hola@fnusa.cz
Lenka Černohorská, MD, PhD.: lenka.cernohorska@fnusa.cz, TEL 543 183 093
Monika Dvořáková Heroldová, MSc, PhD: monika.heroldova@fnusa.cz
Milada Dvořáčková, MSc, PhD: milada.dvorackova@fnusa.cz
Lukáš Vacek, MSc: vacek.lukas.88@gmail.com
Dominika Kleknerová, MSc: 324090@mail.muni.cz
Alena Siváková, MD: sivakova.alena@marsik.org
More information in the practical Hall of the institute.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019, autumn 2020, autumn 2021, autumn 2022, autumn 2023.
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